Safe Handling of Sharps Training


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Our Sharps Training is only $330 per person (GST exempt) which includes Sharps and Biohazard Kits to complete the online practical assessment. 12 months to complete.

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Overview | Safe Handling of Sharps Training

Our Sharps Training Course, a critical program extending beyond healthcare to encompass waste management, cleaning, parks, and garden sectors. This training is specially crafted to impart fundamental skills and knowledge for the safe handling of sharps across these diverse industries. Aligning with regulatory standards, our course integrates industry-specific best practices, ensuring safety and proficiency in various work environments.

Broad-Spectrum Risk Management

Our Sharps Training thoroughly addresses the risks associated with handling sharps in multiple settings. Participants from healthcare, waste management, cleaning services, and parks and gardens will gain insights into managing these risks effectively. This course underscores the importance of Sharps Training for a wide range of real-world scenarios.

All-Inclusive Sharps Management Training

The course content covers every aspect of sharps management pertinent to different industries. From identifying various sharps, understanding their specific applications in different sectors, to mastering safe handling and disposal techniques, the course is extensive and detailed. It also encompasses emergency response procedures, equipping participants with a comprehensive skill set.

Interactive Learning Across Disciplines

We believe in an engaging and interactive learning experience that transcends industry boundaries. Our Sharps Training includes hands-on sessions, case studies relevant to various sectors, and interactive discussions, fostering an immersive learning environment. This approach not only makes the learning process more effective but also enhances retention across diverse professional backgrounds.

A Commitment to Cross-Industry Safety

The cornerstone of our Sharps Training is our commitment to safety across various industries. This course empowers professionals with the confidence and skills necessary for the safe handling of sharps, contributing to safer work environments in healthcare, waste management, cleaning, and parks and gardens. It is an essential course for professionals who encounter sharps in their daily duties.

Who Benefits from Sharps Training?

Sharps Training is not limited to a single profession; it spans across various industries, each with its unique challenges and requirements.

> Healthcare Professionals

In healthcare settings, from hospitals to clinics, Sharps Training is indispensable. Doctors, nurses, and other medical staff frequently encounter sharps. This training ensures they possess the necessary skills to handle these tools safely, minimizing the risk of injury and infection.

> Waste Management Personnel

For those in waste management, Sharps Training is equally crucial. Workers handling medical or hazardous waste are often exposed to sharps. Our training equips them with knowledge on safe disposal methods and emergency protocols, enhancing safety in this high-risk environment.

Cleaning Staff and Custodians

Cleaning personnel in various settings, including healthcare facilities, hotels, and public spaces, can inadvertently come into contact with discarded sharps. Our Sharps Training provides them with the awareness and techniques to handle and dispose of these items safely.

Parks and Garden Maintenance Workers

Individuals working in parks and gardens maintenance also stand to benefit from Sharps Training. They might encounter discarded needles or other sharps while maintaining public spaces. The training prepares them to safely manage these hazards, ensuring public and personal safety.

Why Choose Our Sharps Training?

Choosing our Sharps Training Course ensures that you or your staff are well-prepared for the challenges associated with handling sharps. We offer a detailed, industry-specific curriculum that’s both practical and informative. Our course doesn’t just comply with safety regulations; it sets a new standard for safety practices across various industries.


Students who are deemed competent will receive a Statement of Attainment, which is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. This training is nationally recognised:

Intrinsic Safety Pty Ltd (RTO45803) is responsible under the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 for the quality of the training and assessment being delivered in this course and for the issuance of all AQF certificates.

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Course Fees

  • Individuals: Available in Distance (Online) mode for $330 (GST exempt) with flexible payment terms available. Includes provision of sharps and biohazard kits.
  • Group Bookings: Contact us to discuss a customised quote.

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  • Individuals: Ready to dive in? Payment is required upfront to secure your spot.
  • Group Bookings: Tailored to suit you. We’ll arrange payment terms that work for both us and your team.

This course can be delivered/assessed in the workplace, online, or at a facility organised by Intrinsic Safety Pty Ltd (RTO 45803).

Course Duration & Modes

  • Face to Face Training: 8-hour intensive, hands-on session.
  • Enhanced Online Mode: Flexible self-paced online learning with a 2-hour in-person assessment.
  • Blended/Refresher Training: Mix of online pre-learning and 5-hour practical session, ideal for skill updates.
  • Distance Mode: Online self-paced learning and assessment. 12 months to complete.

Our detailed course outline ensures a thorough grasp of:

Understanding Infectious Agents and Hazards:

    • Common Sharps And Infectious Waste
    • Agents Of Infection
    • Viruses
    • Bacteria
    • Fungi
    • Parasites
    • Prions
    • Communicable Disease Survival Time
    • Common Infection-Related Hazards

Infection Transmission and Risk Assessment:

    • Chain Of Infection
    • Sources Of Infectious Agents
    • Modes Of Transmission
    • Host Factors
    • Paths Of Transmission
    • Risk Of Acquisition
    • Sources Of Infecting Micro-Organisms
    • Types Of Carriers

Precautions and Personal Health Measures:

    • Precautions And Control Measures
    • Standard Precautions
    • Transmission Based Precautions
    • Personal Health And Hygiene
    • Respiratory Hygiene And Cough Etiquette
    • Hand Hygiene
    • Social Distancing Measures

Organisational Safety and Compliance:

    • Organisational Procedures
    • Identifying Hazards
    • Assessing Risk
    • Infection Prevention And Control Measures
    • Reporting Hazards
    • Escalating Hazard Prevention
    • Identifying And Correcting Non-Compliances

Personal Protective Equipment and Incident Management:

    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    • Sourcing PPE
    • Inspecting PPE
    • Responding To Incidents
    • 3-Zone Approach
    • Incident Signage And Barricading
    • Spill Control Procedures
    • Sharps Control Procedures
    • Incident Reporting
    • Manufacturer Guidelines

Waste Management and Environmental Cleaning:

    • Transporting Infectious And Contaminated Waste
    • Preventing Exposure And Transfer Of Pathogens
    • Limiting Contamination Of Equipment And Resources
    • Controlling The Spread Of Infection
    • Disposing Of Infectious And Contaminated Waste
    • Waste Segregation
    • Waste Disposal
    • Environmental Cleaning
    • Procedure For Environmental Cleaning
    • Frequency Of Environmental Cleaning
    • Maintaining Designated Areas

Documentation and Exposure Response:

    • Document Handling
    • Responding To Exposure
    • Exposure Response Procedures
    • Needle-Stick Injury Response Procedure

Assessment Methods

We provide a well-rounded assessment process that encompasses both practical tasks and scenarios, as well as written theory assessments, throughout the training. This comprehensive approach ensures a thorough evaluation of your skills and knowledge, allowing you to demonstrate your competency in real-world application and theoretical understanding.

Specific assessment tasks to be undertaken include:

  • Knowledge Assessment
  • Respond to a Contaminated Sharps Incident – Practical
  • Respond to an Infectious Waste Incident – Practical
  • Observe and Respond to Non-Compliance – Practical
  • Respond to Exposure – Practical

Entry Requirements

  • Pre-Course Study: Depending on the course mode, online pre-course work may be required before the face-to-face session.
  • Online Study Requirements: A computer, smartphone, tablet, or similar device with internet access is needed for online or pre-course studies.

For comprehensive details on your rights and responsibilities, including our complaints and appeals process, kindly refer to the Pre-Enrolment Participant Handbook on our website.

We’re committed to fostering an enriching learning environment. Key to this is understanding your Language, Literacy, Numeracy (LLN), and Digital Literacy skills, essential for your course success.

  • LLN Evaluation Verification

  • Digital Literacy Checklist

  • Formal LLN Evaluation

    • Tailored Support: If required, you can complete our Formal LLN Evaluation online, helping us understand your skill levels for personalised support.

These tools ensure you start your course with all the support you need for a successful learning journey. For any questions or extra assistance, feel free to contact our support team at [email protected].


Pre-Enrolment Participant Handbook

Intrinsic Safety Pty Ltd (RTO 45803) offers a detailed pre-enrolment participant handbook for those interested in our programs. This handbook helps you understand your rights when you enrol with us.

We advise you to read and understand the handbook thoroughly before enrolling in any nationally accredited training program offered by Intrinsic Safety Pty Ltd. This ensures you are well-informed about the enrolment process and the program details.

If there is anything in the handbook where you require further clarification, please do not hesitate to call Intrinsic Safety on 1300 990 336 and one of our friendly team members will be more than happy to assist you.

LLN and Digital Literacy

You can complete these activities, using the links below now, or once you have enrolled:

  • LLN Evaluation: It’s important for us to understand your language, literacy, and numeracy skills to best support your learning. Please complete the LLN Evaluation Verification, accessible HERE.
  • Digital Literacy Checklist: To ensure you’re prepared for our digital learning environment, please fill out the Pre-Enrolment Digital Literacy Checklist available HERE.
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